Reduce IT Costs
Travel and hospitality companies are under relentless pressure to reduce costs. Often, retiring technical debt and migrating to the AWS Cloud is a crucial first step in a company’s digital transformation.
A recent whitepaper by IDC, shows the customers that migrated to AWS experienced 51% reduced costs of operations and 62% increased IT staff productivity. Businesses can take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the AWS Cloud to experiment and innovate without facing a massive cost increase. AWS enables many of the travel and hospitality industry’s leading companies to eliminate their technical debt and reallocate resources to higher-value, revenue-generating projects faster.
Meliá Hotels International
With its already nimble cloud-based IT architecture, Meliá Hotels International was more prepared than most when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a 95 percent decrease in reservations virtually overnight. “The way the AWS infrastructure is built, you pay per use, and you pay for computing power,” says Christian Palomino, Global IT Vice President, Meliá. “The less you use, the less you pay.” Meliá, which was already saving 40 percent yearly by switching to the cloud before the crisis, saved an additional 58 percent by scaling down during the erratic period of dry spells.
“AWS is enabling Quiznos’ digital transformation. We’re a sandwich company, not a technology company, and now instead of worrying about technology we can focus on our core business and delighting our customers. When moving to AWS, we saw immediate cost saving achieved, with more savings expected in the future. Further, we modernized our IT infrastructure – including making it possible for our employees to work from anywhere.”
Greg Boudreaux, Director of Operation Services - Quiznos
Data Platform for Airlines & Lodging
The AWS Data Platform for Airlines and Data Platform for Lodging both address the operational and analytics needs of airlines and lodging companies respectively, using open data standards, purpose-built databases, and extensible server-less architecture. These data platforms aim to gradually replace the Enterprise data warehouse platforms and operational data stores traditionally used, with reduced total cost of ownership by up to 50% while improving the service levels and business agility. The AWS Data Platform for Airlines with Master Data Management and Data Platform for Lodging with Master Data Management enhances the data platform by using master data management (MDM) tools to identify unique travelers and duplicates in loyalty membership. This approach allows for developing a single view of customer for up to 70% of the travelers and beyond loyalty members who account for 30-35% of the travelers.